Now more than ever, we need to find all the energy we can to stay active. With temporary gym closures across the country, most of us are turning to home workouts to get us through. More importantly, the consensus is that now is not the time to slack on your activity and become a couch potato. I know that is easier said than done.
Before the height of the pandemic that caused the country to close down, I had already decided to amp up my workouts this year in an effort to put my health first. This meant establishing a regular workout schedule and tweaking foods in my diet. I also wanted to get back to my days of powering through my workouts vs. feeling like quitting after just 10 minutes. Yes, life is busier, but with some balance and putting the right things in my body, it is not impossible.
At the start of the year, I was introduced to Naked Nutrition, a brand focused on fitness nutrition products made with pure ingredients. From protein powders that are also available as vegan and keto to protein bars, meal replacements shakes and dietary supplements, when you’re ready to level up on your fitness game, consider adding some of these products to your routine.
I am currently using Naked Energy, a pre-workout supplement aimed at boosting my energy naturally before my workouts since this is where my battle begins. Available in flavors that include original, fruit punch and watermelon, the one-pound tubs contains 14 ingredients that enhance one performance and no artificial sweeteners, colors or flavors. In addition, Naked Energy is soy and gluten-free. It is also vegan and vegetarian-friendly. There is caffeine, so if that is of concern, you should know that up front.
Going with the watermelon formula and using my Naked Nutrition shaker bottle with a blender ball, I simply add one scoop to 8 ounces of water 15 – 30 minutes before my workout. You can also add it to a smoothie or other healthy beverage. I have to say in the beginning, I wasn’t sure if it was making a difference, but with anything, consistency is the key. Now I feel more energized and able to push just a little harder during my walks around the neighborhood that includes a few steep slopes.
Naked Energy is $39.99 and offers 30 servings, so roughly 30 days. For the full list of products, visit www.nakednutrition.com.